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New documentary on Van Molyvann

In past two decades or so, there has been a surge of interests in modernist architecture in around the world, especially those outside Western Europe and North America. These modernist architecture are typically not considered “canonical” nor are they included … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 9: “Modernity and modernities. Emerging challenges for the historiography of modern architecture”

by keynote speaker Prof. Hilde Heynen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Since Marshall Berman first theorized modernity as the experience of all that is solid melting into air, we have come a long way in discussing modernity as a fundamental category for the … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 6: “Batik into Blueprints: the International Style in Pre- and Post Independence Malaya”

by Assoc. Prof. Mark Hinchman, Taylor’s University A group of modernist architects was active in the Malay Peninsula in the 1950s and 1960s, including E.S. Cooke, Berthel Iversen, T.Y. Lee, Yoon Thim Lee, and Kington Loo. Their collective works constitute … Continue reading

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Panel at Society of Architectural Historians Conference, 2014

Two of SEAARC members will be at the SAH 2014 Conference at Austin, Texas. We are both involved in the session “Architectural Histories of Maritime Asia”, scheduled to be held between 3pm and 5.15pm on Thursday, April 10. You can find the … Continue reading

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Seminar on identity politics and Sri Lankan architecture

Associate Professor Anoma Pieris of University of Melbourne will be giving a seminar on identity politics — specifically the entangled colonial, vernacular and regionalist identities — in the making of Sri Lankan architecture at NUS Department of Architecture, this coming … Continue reading

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Seminar on Y. T. Lee, modern architect from Kuala Lumpur

Professor Mark Hinchman will be giving a talk on “The Short, Brilliant, Modern Career of Y. T. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, 1953-1970” on 25 Feb 2014 (Tuesday) at 11am to 12.30pm. The venue is SDE2, L3, ER1, Department of Architecture, National … Continue reading

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